The high demand, especially for Schengen Visas, is currently leading to longer waiting and processing times at the German consulate than usual.
Please apply for your visa in time. You can apply six months before your travel date.
The Korean Embassy announced:
from December 3, 2021 - 00:00 to December 16, 2021 (inclusive) 24:00, Korean and foreign nationals entering Korea from another country, regardless of their vaccination status and visa status, will be quarantined for 10 days.
Each person entering Korea will also be required to undergo three polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests:
Before entering Korea,
one day after arrival in Korea, and
Before the end of the 10-day quarantine period.
Your DVKG Team
according to US media, from Dec. 6, 2021, all travelers should not only be vaccinated, but already present a negative test at check-in for the flight to the USA, which must not be older than one day.
Your DVKG Team
Beginning November 8, 2021, only vaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter the United States. This applies worldwide. Transit travelers must also meet these requirements.
This requires vaccination with a vaccine approved by the WHO or U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cross-vaccination is approved:
How is proof of vaccination presented:
The NIE permits are no longer necessary or valid as of November 8, 2021.
Your DVKG Team
The Biden administration announced last Friday (Oct. 15) that fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed to enter the U.S. beginning Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. This means that the ban on Schengen travelers entering the country, which has been in place since March 2020, will be lifted and replaced with a new system that requires proof of vaccination. Business travelers will no longer have to apply for a National Interest Exception (NIE) to enter the United States.
At this point, it can be assumed that the Biden administration will follow CDC guidelines on who is considered vaccinated. The CDC provides that those who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine (Moderna, Pfizer/Biontech, and Johnson & Johnson) and a WHO-approved vaccine (Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, and Sinovac) may enter the United States. In addition, CDC provides that individuals who have been cross-vaccinated are also eligible for entry.
Following lacks written guidance on how the Bidens administration will implement this new directive. There are still unanswered questions, particularly about who qualifies for an exemption. In addition, there could be delays in implementation. Therefore, we recommend that business travelers continue to apply for an NIE exemption until the new system is in place. In addition, travelers from Europe to the U.S. who use an NIE exemption and are not vaccinated should note that once the travel ban is lifted, they will not be allowed to enter the U.S. unless they are fully vaccinated.